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The College of Agricultural Sciences offers educational opportunities for virtually endless career paths. Browse over 40 undergraduate degree programs, including more than 20 majors, many of which offer options for specialization. Take your education to the next level with one of our graduate degrees. Or, broaden your skillset by completing a graduate certificate. Whether you want to pursue your degree remotely or at one of our four campuses in Corvallis, Bend, La Grande, or Newport—find your next path forward here.

Agricultural & Food Business Management

  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
  • Undergraduate Minor

The Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural & Food Business Management teaches students to navigate the important intersection of business, food systems, and agriculture. We combine practical skills (marketing, finance, management) with rigorous analytical approaches. This degree equips students with the tools that are highly sought by...

Agricultural & Food Business Management

  • Buyer or Purchasing Agent
  • Agricultural Sales or Marketing
  • Farm Manager or Owner
  • Market Analyst

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Agricultural Sciences

  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
  • Undergraduate Minor

The Agricultural Sciences major gives students the freedom to design their own degree, and empowers students with the knowledge and skills to become leaders in communication and education, or in any area of agriculture. Learning within the Agricultural Sciences major is not limited to the classroom, and students are encouraged to gain real world...

Agricultural Sciences

  • Grower or Production Manager
  • Agricultural Sales or Marketing
  • Public Service
  • Agricultural Educator

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Agricultural Sciences and Education

  • Master of Science (M.S.)
  • Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (M.A.I.S.)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

The Agricultural Education degree is a graduate degree and licensure program with the primary mission to prepare qualified agricultural educators for a variety of roles in education and agriculture. The department provides a primary source of teachers of agriculture and offers service and leadership to the teaching profession.

The...

Agricultural Sciences and Education

  • We partner with the Oregon FFA Foundation to provide competitive scholarships to students in the teacher preparation program.

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Animal Sciences

  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

The Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Sciences provides students the most current and up-to-date information on production methods invovled in the care and management of companion animals, livestock, and poultry. Students are prepared to go on to advanced studies in animal sciences, veterinary medicine, pharmacy school, human medicine,...

Animal Sciences

  • Agricultural Communications
  • Inspector or Grader
  • Rancher or Farm Manager
  • Animal Husbandry

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Animal Sciences

  • Master of Science (M.S.)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Students have a unique opportunity to major in Animal Sciences or Rangeland Sciences. As a land grant university, Oregon State has a distinguished history of leading the way in research-based knowledge through experimentation and education. In addition to campuses in Corvallis, Bend, and Newport, OSU has faculty and specialists in every...

Animal Sciences

  • Graduate assistantships anrs.oregonstate.edu/anrs/how-apply A limited number of sponsored tuition and fee waivers are available to qualified candidates.

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Animal Sciences Minor

  • Undergraduate Minor

The Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Sciences provides students the most current and up-to-date information on production methods invovled in the care and management of companion animals, livestock, and poultry. Students are prepared to go on to advanced studies in animal sciences, veterinary medicine, pharmacy school, human medicine,...

Animal Sciences Minor

  • Nutrition
  • Veterinarian
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Agricultural Communications

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Applied Economics

  • Master of Science (M.S.)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Our highly-ranked Applied Economics degrees train students in advanced economic theory and quantitative economic analysis methods. The program emphasizes economic applications to real-world settings and cross-disciplinary collaborations regarding the economics of the environment, resources, development, and agriculture.

The close...

Applied Economics

  • Graduate Assistantships are limited and awarded each year by the Department of Applied Economics, the Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society, the Department of Forest Engineering and Management...

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Biological & Ecological Engineering

  • Master of Science (M.S.)
  • Master of Engineering (MENG)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

The graduate program in Biological & Ecological Engineering deals with diverse issues in the design and analysis of a wide range of biological, ecological and hydrologic systems. Focus areas are in bioprocessing, include agricultural, biological, ecological biosystems analysis and water resource engineering and /watershed analysis.

...

Biological & Ecological Engineering

  • Five to Eight (domestic and international) new PhD students per year receive full funding to support their studies. Some Masters students also receive funding.

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Biological Data Sciences

  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

The life sciences have been transformed by the ability to rapidly collect large-scale datasets. Students studying Biological Data Sciences will be at the interface of life and quantitative sciences and study as well as use large datasets to address important questions across disciplines of the life sciences.

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Biological Data Sciences Minor

  • Undergraduate Minor

The life sciences have been transformed by the ability to rapidly collect large-scale datasets. Students studying Biological Data Sciences will be at the interface of life and quantitative sciences and study as well as use large datasets to address important questions across disciplines of the life sciences.

Biological Data Sciences Minor

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BioResource Research

  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

BioResource Research (BRR) is an interdisciplinary biosciences major centered around student research. Students take science core courses, complete an option in the FANH (Food, Agriculture, Natural resources, and Human) sciences, and do a research project of their choice under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Nearly 100% of BRR graduates have...

BioResource Research

  • Researcher or Lab Technician
  • Natural Resource Manager
  • Toxicologist
  • Bioinformatic Data Scientist

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Botany

  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
  • Undergraduate Minor

Botany students learn about plants at all levels of biological organization, from molecular and cellular processes to the global ecosystem. In addition to addressing fundamental questions in plant biology, plant scientists in the 21st century will be called upon to provide information useful for producing food, fiber, and medicine for an...

Botany

  • County Extension Agent
  • Research Botanist
  • Museum Botanist
  • Lab Tech

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Botany and Plant Pathology

  • Master of Science (M.S.)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

The Department of Botany and Plant Pathology offers graduate programs in the following areas of concentration: ecology, genetics, genomics and computational biology, molecular and cellular biology, mycology, plant pathology, host-microbe interactions ,plant physiology, and systematics. Our students learn about plants at all levels of...

Botany and Plant Pathology

  • Financial support for graduate studies is available through graduate diversity, graduate teaching, and graduate research assistantships awarded by the Department. Support may also be obtained from...

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Comparative International Agriculture Minor

  • Undergraduate Minor

The minor provides students with opportunities to explore international agricultural concepts and practical experiences through global awareness coursework, cultural immersion via study or internship abroad, and through classroom learning about global issues in agriculture. The 27 credit hour curriculum prepares students for a wide range of...

Comparative International Agriculture Minor

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Crop & Soil Science

  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Crop and Soil Science students work on solving the most complex agricultural and natural resource problems faced in Oregon, our nation, and across the globe. If you want to help feed the people of Oregon, the United States and the world; or be part of a team exploring biofuels and bioproducts to increase energy independence in the United States...

Crop & Soil Science

  • Soil Scientist or Conservationist
  • Grower or Production Manager
  • Erosion Control Specialist
  • Hydrologist

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Crop Science

  • Master of Science (M.S.)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

The Department of Crop and Soil Science has a dynamic research community, bolstered by our graduate students, dedicated to using innovative methods to expand our basic and applied knowledge of field crops, cropping systems, soils, agricultural watersheds, and crop-related entomology. Many academic disciplines are represented; crop physiology...

Crop Science

  • Graduate students in Crop and Soil Science regularly organize social activities and community interactions. The Crop and Soil Science Graduate Student Committee provides support and information to...

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Crop Science Minor

  • Undergraduate Minor

Crop and Soil Science students work on solving the most complex agricultural and natural resource problems faced in Oregon, our nation, and across the globe. If you want to help feed the people of Oregon, the United States and the world; or be part of a team exploring biofuels and bioproducts to increase energy independence in the United States...

Crop Science Minor

  • Grower or Production Manager
  • Extension Agent
  • Agronomist or Consultant

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Ecological Engineering

  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Ecological Engineering (EcoE) blends engineering and science, and focuses on the design of sustainable systems (natural, urban, and agricultural) that integrate human activities into the natural environment to the benefit of both.

Ecological Engineering

  • Industrial Clients
  • Governmental Agencies
  • Entrepreneurial Start-ups
  • Engineering Consulting Companies

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Entomology

  • Master of Science (M.S.)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

The Entomology Graduate Program offers qualified candidates opportunities for graduate study and research leading to the Master of Arts, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. In keeping with traditional areas of strength at the university, a number of major research programs in entomology deal with problems in agriculture,...

Entomology

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Entomology Minor

  • Undergraduate Minor

The Entomology minor is available to all OSU students. A minimum of 27 credits is required, at least 12 of which must be upper-division credits.

Entomology Minor

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Environmental Economics & Policy

  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

The environmental economics and policy (EEP) undergraduate degree program will empower you to draw on strong economic and data analysis skills to promote environmental and natural resource stewardship. Environmental problems and misuse of natural resources are caused by human behavior, and thus must be solved by changing behavior. While...

Environmental Economics & Policy

  • Economic Analyst
  • Program Manager
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Government, Private, and Non-Profit Sectors

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Environmental Economics and Policy Minor

  • Undergraduate Minor

OSU has a proud history of research and education in agricultural, resource and environmental economics and is a recognized leader in developing the applied resource economics field. Courses within this minor program are taught by OSU's world-class faculty, who are recognized internationally for excellence in research and innovation.

Environmental Economics and Policy Minor

  • Promoting Sustainable and Effective Management Practices
  • Resource Management and Policy Responsibilities
  • State and Federal Government Agencies
  • Environmental Regulatory Compliance Responsibilities

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Environmental Law and Policy Minor

  • Undergraduate Minor

In the past, evaluations and mitigation of environmental and natural resource problems have been based on technical and scientific solutions. But the current approach requires socioeconomic and legal impact assessment of economic development projects and activities that involve natural resources and the environment.

Environmental Law and Policy Minor

  • Resource Management and Policy
  • Environmental Regulatory Compliance
  • Regulatory Compliance and Government-Based Policy
  • Research and Nonprofit Foundations

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Fermentation Science Minor

  • Undergraduate Minor

The Fermentation Science program, one of just a handful in the nation, is a hands-on applied science addressing the use of microorganisms as processing agents in the production of wine and beer, as well as a variety of other fermented foods such as cheese, yogurt, soy sauce, pickles, breads and fermented vegetables. Courses specific to the...

Fermentation Science Minor

  • Distilled Spirits
  • Brewer
  • Cheesemaking
  • Winemaker

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Fisheries & Wildlife Administration

  • Professional Science Master (PSM)

We educate our students to think critically and evaluate problems from a strong background in basic and applied science, fundamental ecological principles, and consideration of social influences on conservation. Our faculty and students focus on a wide variety of topics from genes to human-ecological systems to coastal sciences. We are at the...

Fisheries & Wildlife Administration

  • A limited number of employment opportunities are available for Professional Masters Sciences students. The Coalition of Graduate Employees (CGE) represents the interests and rights of Oregon State...

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Fisheries & Wildlife Sciences Minor

  • Undergraduate Minor

The Bachelor of Science degree in Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences offers world-class training in processes and strategies for the management and conservation of fish, wildlife, and marine species and their habitats. Students in our degree program learn to think critically and evaluate problems concerning fundamental ecological principles using...

Fisheries & Wildlife Sciences Minor

  • Wildlife Rehabilitator
  • Animal Keeper or Trainer
  • Naturalist or Outdoor Educator
  • Research Biologist or Ecologist

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Fisheries Management

  • Graduate Certificate

We educate our students to think critically and evaluate problems from a strong background in basic and applied science, fundamental ecological principles, and consideration of social influences on conservation. Our faculty and students focus on a wide variety of topics from genes to human-ecological systems to coastal sciences. We are at the...

Fisheries Management

  • The Coalition of Graduate Employees (CGE) represents the interests and rights of Oregon State University’s graduate employees through the bargaining and maintenance of a fair working contract. CGE...

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Fisheries Science

  • Master of Science (M.S.)
  • Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (M.A.I.S.)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

We educate our students to think critically and evaluate problems from a strong background in basic and applied science, fundamental ecological principles, and consideration of social influences on conservation. Our faculty and students focus on a wide variety of topics from genes to human-ecological systems to coastal sciences. We are at the...

Fisheries Science

  • In addition to GRA and GTA support we offer a number of departmental scholarships, students can apply for funding to cover publishing expenses, and can apply for funding to cover travel expenses.

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Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Sciences

  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

The Bachelor of Science degree in Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences offers world-class training in processes and strategies for the management and conservation of fish, wildlife, and marine species and their habitats. Students in our degree program learn to think critically and evaluate problems concerning fundamental ecological principles using...

Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Sciences

  • Naturalist or Outdoor Educator
  • Wildlife Rehabilitator
  • Hatchery Manager
  • Wildlife or Fisheries Biologist

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Food Manufacturing Minor

  • Undergraduate Minor

The Food Manufacturing minor introduces students to several engineering and operations concepts. A key component of the minor is a three-month manufacturing internship at a food processing facility. Prior to the internship, students will work within the department’s pilot plants, producing at least one of cheese, beer, wine, liquors, or fruit and...

Food Manufacturing Minor

  • Quality Assurance Manager
  • Packaging Supervisor
  • Food or Flavor Chemist
  • Sensory or Food Scientist

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Food Science & Technology

  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
  • Undergraduate Minor

As Alton Brown says, “All food is science” and nothing could be truer. Well suited to those with a scientific bent and a deep curiosity about food, our students come to understand the edible world through this fascinating field of study that combines Biology, Chemistry, Fermentation, Engineering and so much more.

Food Science & Technology

  • Food or Flavor Chemist
  • Dairy Products Specialist
  • Packaging Supervisor
  • Quality Assurance Manager

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Food Science and Technology

  • Master of Science (M.S.)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

The Department of Food Science and Technology offers graduate programs leading toward the Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. A variety of research specializations are available covering the chemical, physical, microbiological, and sensory properties of foods.

Food Science and Technology

  • The Food and Fermentation Science club is comprised of undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in food production, and fermented food and beverages. The club hosts regular hands-on pilot...

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Horticulture

  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
  • Undergraduate Minor

Our courses address contemporary, real-world problems and guide you in developing the knowledge and skills to solve them. In class, you’ll participate in hands-on laboratory and field experiences, installation and construction of horticultural systems, student-managed projects, and field-based problem solving.

Horticulture

  • Plant Breeder or Geneticist
  • Nursery or Greenhouse Manager
  • Therapeutic Horticulturalist
  • Landscape and Public Garden Manager

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Horticulture

  • Master of Science (M.S.)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

The Department of Horticulture offers graduate work leading to the Master of Science (MS) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees. The MS and PhD degrees culminate in original research reported in a thesis and are often pursued by students interested in research related careers, or who are seeking direct training in research methods. The...

Horticulture

  • The Horticulture Graduate Student Council is a forum to enhance the exchange of ideas and collaboration among graduate students and to promote and endorse their work.

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Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (M.A.I.S.)

The Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (MAIS) degree program is designed to permit students to formulate programs that integrate work from three separate disciplines. Breadth of study is important in designing the program. A research paper or thesis offers the opportunity to integrate the three disciplines.

Interdisciplinary Studies

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Leadership Minor

  • Undergraduate Minor

This minor applies to students of all majors and is intended to enhance the leadership potential of students throughout the university. If you are interested in developing your leadership potential, the Leadership Minor is for you!

Leadership Minor

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Marine Conservation and Management Minor

  • Undergraduate Minor

Follow your passion to help protect and sustain living marine resources by earning your marine conservation and management minor with Oregon State University.

Marine Conservation and Management Minor

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Microbiology

  • Master of Science (M.S.)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

The OSU Microbiology department offers a multidisciplinary graduate training program that encompasses field microbiology, pathogenic microbiology, cellular biology, and quantitative genome science. Research strengths within the department include aquatic animal disease (including coral reef health), genome evolution, microbiome science, and...

Microbiology

  • GTA and GRA positions are offered each year on a competitive basis. The GTA appointment involves teaching in laboratory classes, helping with lab prep, and grading tests.

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Organic Agriculture

  • Graduate Certificate

The Department of Crop and Soil Science has a dynamic research community, bolstered by our graduate students, dedicated to using innovative methods to expand our basic and applied knowledge of field crops, cropping systems, soils, agricultural watersheds, and crop-related entomology. Many academic disciplines are represented; crop physiology...

Organic Agriculture

  • Tuition is provided by the department for certain grants from Oregon commodity groups. Tuition is waived for graduate students employed as teaching assistants.

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Organic Farming Systems Undergraduate Certificate

  • Undergraduate Certificate

The Undergraduate Organic Farming Systems Certificate will provide you with technical skills and knowledge in organic farming production and regulation. The program emphasizes organic management of soil health, pests and diseases, weeds, and inputs while also providing understanding of organic regulations, policy, economics, and social...

Organic Farming Systems Undergraduate Certificate

  • Organic Farming Production and Regulation

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Rangeland Ecology and Management

  • Master of Science (M.S.)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Students have a unique opportunity to major in Animal Sciences or Rangeland Sciences. As a land grant university, Oregon State has a distinguished history of leading the way in research-based knowledge through experimentation and education. In addition to campuses in Corvallis, Bend, and Newport, OSU has faculty and specialists in every...

Rangeland Ecology and Management

  • Fellowships, scholarships The department and University also award several graduate fellowships and scholarships to outstanding students. For more information see the Graduate School’s Financing Your

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Rangeland Sciences

  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
  • Undergraduate Minor

Rangeland sciences is the study and sustainable management of rangelands across a variety of biomes, from arid deserts, to mesic grasslands, to tropical savannahs. The program takes an interdisciplinary approach to provide advanced scientific knowledge regarding multiple ecological processes and social drivers influencing rangeland ecosystems...

Rangeland Sciences

  • Soil and Water Conservationist
  • Range Economist
  • Rangeland Conservationist
  • Rancher or Farm Manager

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Soil Science

  • Master of Science (M.S.)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

The Department of Crop and Soil Science has a dynamic research community, bolstered by our graduate students, dedicated to using innovative methods to expand our basic and applied knowledge of field crops, cropping systems, soils, agricultural watersheds, and crop-related entomology. Many academic disciplines are represented; crop physiology...

Soil Science

  • Assistantships to support new students are typically associated with external grants or contracts to individual faculty.

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Soil Science Minor

  • Undergraduate Minor

Crop and Soil Science students work on solving the most complex agricultural and natural resource problems faced in Oregon, our nation, and across the globe. If you want to help feed the people of Oregon, the United States and the world; or be part of a team exploring biofuels and bioproducts to increase energy independence in the United States...

Soil Science Minor

  • Grower or Production Manager
  • Hydrologist
  • Extension Agent
  • Soil Scientist or Conservationist

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Sustainability Double Degree

  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
  • Undergraduate Minor

The Sustainability Double Degree (SDD) Program allows you to add a B.S. in Sustainability to your degree plan in any other major at OSU. Students from majors as different as Business Administration, Natural Resources, and Sociology come to the SDD Program to gain a better understanding of the social, economic, and environmental dimensions of...

Sustainability Double Degree

  • Research and development
  • Education
  • NGO or other nonprofit
  • Consulting

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Toxicology

  • Master of Science (M.S.)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Graduate programs in the Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology provide comprehensive course work and training to prepare prospective toxicologist and environmental health scientists for careers in academia, government, and industry.

Our integrated curriculum, combining both the biological and physical sciences, offers...

Toxicology

  • TeamTox, a Graduate Student Association, provides professional development, a sense of community, and a mechanism for members to communicate concerns to faculty and administration. Activities include...

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Toxicology Minor

  • Undergraduate Minor

There is a growing interest in protecting human and environmental health, environmental toxicology, and computational toxicology making this a contemporary field of study for undergraduate students.

Toxicology Minor

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Turf and Landscape Management Minor

  • Undergraduate Minor

Our courses address contemporary, real-world problems and guide you in developing the knowledge and skills to solve them. In class, you’ll participate in hands-on laboratory and field experiences, installation and construction of horticultural systems, student-managed projects, and field-based problem solving.

Turf and Landscape Management Minor

  • Restoration Ecologist
  • Plant Breeder or Geneticist
  • Landscape and Public Garden Manager
  • Golf Course Superintendent

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Urban Agriculture

  • Undergraduate Certificate

This certificate will train you to capitalize on new markets in agriculture not addressed by traditional rural farming. Learn about modern techniques and technologies that can produce high quality and diverse goods grown right in their urban destination market — such as culturally significant ingredients, crops that don't transport well or...

Urban Agriculture

  • Agricultural Entrepreneur
  • Urban Farmer

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Wildlife Management

  • Graduate Certificate

We educate our students to think critically and evaluate problems from a strong background in basic and applied science, fundamental ecological principles, and consideration of social influences on conservation. Our faculty and students focus on a wide variety of topics from genes to human-ecological systems to coastal sciences. We are at the...

Wildlife Management

  • A limited number of employment opportunities are available for Professional Masters Sciences students. The Coalition of Graduate Employees (CGE) represents the interests and rights of Oregon State...

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Wildlife Science

  • Master of Science (M.S.)
  • Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (M.A.I.S.)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

We educate our students to think critically and evaluate problems from a strong background in basic and applied science, fundamental ecological principles, and consideration of social influences on conservation. Our faculty and students focus on a wide variety of topics from genes to human-ecological systems to coastal sciences. We are at the...

Wildlife Science

  • The Fisheries and Wildlife Graduate Student Association is a resource for fisheries and wildlife graduate students to enhance their education and their community. fw.oregonstate.edu/fisheries-and-...

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